Lavender Orpington: Pullet or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by joelandbrandy, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. joelandbrandy

    joelandbrandy Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm trying hard to not get attached to this incredibly flighty little lavender orpington, because I can't tell if it's a he or a she. She's around 4 weeks old, and I'm sure its probably too early to tell, but I thought I'd give it a go and see what the resident chicken experts think. (The Rhode Island in the back is 6-7 weeks old).

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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Despite the long legs, I'm thinking pullet! [​IMG] T.Roo, my Lav Orp boy, had a much larger, pinker comb than yours at 2 weeks of age.

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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet for now.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree though that can change in the next couple of weeks
     
  5. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks pullet
     
  6. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not trying to invade this thread, but I also have a lavender Orpington that I think might be a cockerel. I was told that she was a girl, but then when she was around 2 weeks old the comb started to pink up a little and get a little bigger, but it's stayed the same ever sense. Wren is about a month old, give or take. I'm just worried because I don't want any more roosters. I'm leaning a bit more to Pullet, but I just wanted some more opinions of people more experienced than me when it comes to sexing chicks. Thanks

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  7. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks like a cockerel I'm afraid.
     
  8. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn it! I was afraid of that.....I really wanted a hen because I was going to take one of my neighbors' lav orpington roos because he has waaaay to many roosters and breed them. I might have to find Wren a home if he is indeed a he, because I already have 8, possibly 9 roosters not including Wren....and not enough hens to have a 10-1 hen/rooster ratio..
     
  9. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's really annoying when you think you've got a pullet and its a cockerel.

    You can try selling them but if they don't sell they might have to go in the pot :/
     
  10. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah it is. I don't know if I will be able to do that.....I get really attached lol.
     

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